As part of its Thinking Beyond the Open House series, IAP2 BC hosted a panel discussion on public engagement for architects and engineers. The purpose of the events is to inspire creative community engagement practice for the professions.
A diverse group of 35 P2 practitioners, engineers, architects and students gathered in a private room at the Devil’s Elbow on October 8th to hear lessons learned from some prominent Vancouver architects, sharing their experiences in public involvement.
These included James K.M. Cheng, C.M. (speaking in the photo at left), one of the architects (in both senses of the word) of “Vancouverism” – the planning concept that focuses on high density with open spaces conducive to social interaction; Ray Wolfe (at bar, left), Stantec’s BC Education Sector Lead, whose work has included the Student Union facilities at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops and transforming former CFB Chilliwack into a new campus for the University of the Fraser Valley; and Paul Wilting (right) Division Manager, Collection System Engineering, with Metro Vancouver, whose projects tend to be large-scale efforts serving a region of 2.5 million people: all three are well aware of the importance of having people affected by a project onside.
IAP2 BC Chapter Annual General Meeting
Thursday, November 19, 2015
1100 – 111 Dunsmuir Street Vancouver BC
6pm – 8pm
- 6:00 Networking & socializing
- 6:30 Call to Order, Chairs Remarks
- Minutes of the 2014 AGM
- Report of Executive Committee
- Chapter Financials
- Other Business:
- Report & Installation of new Executive
- Meeting Closes
- 7:00 Presentation: Fail Fest 2015
Don’t miss this opportunity to join your peers in public participation, to enjoy a bite to eat and a glass of wine or cold beer.
There is no better time than an AGM to talk about what works and what does not.
IAP2 BC’s Fail Fest celebrates the role failure plays in moving organizations to change. Join IAP2 BC at their AGM and social for a conversation that is sure to inspire, inform and ultimately change the way P2 practitioners perceive failure in our sector.
Panel members will provide a short description of their project and the lessons they have learned when things did not go as planned. The panel discussion will be followed by a whole group discussion.